Sports masseur jailed for sexually assaulting two women in West Yorkshire

A sports masseur from West Yorkshire has been jailed for sexually assaulting two women.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 3:39 pm

Peter May, 62, of Pickles Lane, Bradford, appeared at Bradford Crown Court today and was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.

The police were approached by his first victim in 2018 who disclosed some offences.

May was arrested and questioned by police.

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Bradford Crown Court

A second victim came forward to say that she had been assaulted in 2013 by May during a routine massage.

He was charged by police for three counts of sexual assault.

In December, following a six-day trial, May was convicted by a jury of two counts of sexual assault.

Today, he was sentenced to 12 months in prison for each of the two offences which will be served concurrently.

Detective Sergeant Chantel Markham, of Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: “We welcome the lengthy prison sentence which has been handed down to May.

"He worked throughout the Bradford District as a sports masseur and was well known in the area.

“His victims bravely came forward to the police to report the offences and also gave evidence at court during the trial.

“Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual assault or abuse, they are encourage to come forward and speak to the police.

"We have specialist safeguarding units in Bradford and West Yorkshire. You will be listened to and supported.”

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